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Steelers Use Transition Tag On LB Jason Worilds

The Pittsburgh Steelers will not let outside linebacker Jason Worilds go without a fight as they have decided to use the transition tag on him.

The transition tag comes with a $9.754 million cost associated with it and the Steelers must accommodate that number in their rule of 51 number at the start of the new league year.

Should Worilds sign a deal with another team during free agency, the Steelers will have five days to match it. If they don’t, they will not receive anything in the way of compensation for losing him.

For now, it appears as though the Steelers will let another team decide the market value of Worilds and then decide where to go from there.

Prior to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said it was doubtful the team would use a tag this year.

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